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Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell
He can make or break careers and once boasted that he sells more records than Bruce Springsteen. That confidence helped make Simon Cowell a success as a former judge on "American Idol." Cowell's blunt opinions of a performance stood in contrast to Paula Abdul's mostly positive spin and Randy Jackson's typical middle ground. The bickering with Abdul and host Ryan Seacrest was also a highlight of the Fox series. Cowell has been a judge on British shows "Pop Idol" and "The X Factor," and he produces other contest shows such as "American Inventor" and "America's Got Talent." He will help launch the U.S. version of "The X Factor" in September.
He can make or break careers and once boasted that he sells more records than Bruce Springsteen. That confidence helped make Simon Cowell a success as a former judge on "American Idol." Cowell's blunt opinions of a performance stood in contrast to Paula Abdul's mostly positive spin and Randy Jackson's typical middle ground. The bickering with Abdul and host Ryan Seacrest was also a highlight of the Fox series. Cowell has been a judge on British shows "Pop Idol" and "The X Factor," and he produces other contest shows such as "American Inventor" and "America's Got Talent." He will help launch the U.S. version of "The X Factor" in September. « Show less

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  • Thursday's TV Highlights: 'I Am Divine' on Showtime

    Thursday's TV Highlights: 'I Am Divine' on Showtime
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Aug. 31 - Sept. 6, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES Hollywood Scandals The twisted tale of...
  • Reality Producers Natalka Znak, Simon Jones Partner with Sky

    Reality TV vets Natalka Znak ("Hell's Kitchen") and Simon Jones ("American Idol") have inked a distribution partnership with Sky through their Znak&Jones Productions shingle. The newly launched production company, which already has a pilot deal with...
  • Simon Cowell's 'Got Talent' Format Extends to Asia

    Simon Cowell's Syco Entertainment and FremantleMedia's hit "Got Talent" show is set for its biggest expansion following a deal with Sony Pictures Television to create "Asia's Got Talent." The new show will debut on Sony's AXN in early 2015 and involve...
  • Indian PM Narendra Modi to Tout Entertainment Business in LA

    India's recently installed Prime Minister Narendra Modi will headline a first time media and entertainment conference in Los Angeles at the end of the month. The "Future of Media and Entertainment: Building a new age Global Ecosystem - Challenges and...
  • Toronto: China Lion Hitches With 'Breakup Buddies' in N. America

    TORONTO - China Lion Film Distribution has picked up multi-territory rights to "Breakup Buddies," a Chinese comedy by celebrated director Ning Hao. The company acquired rights in North America, Australia and New Zealand from IM Global, which handles...
  • Dreamwest to Release Korea's 'Tazza 2′ in U.S.

    TORONTO - Dreamwest Pictures is to handle the U.S. release of Korean gangster actioner "Tazza 2: Hand of God." Korea-based Dreamwest is to give the film its stateside release on Sept. 19, rolling out from Los Angeles, where there is a large Korean...
  • Alex & Sierra: Why he's so proud of her

    Alex & Sierra: Why he's so proud of her
    "X Factor" winners Alex & Sierra now have several reminders of their time as students at the University of Central Florida. After the duo played UCF on Aug. 21, they were celebrated at a private ceremony.  Sierra Deaton of Winter Springs missed out on...
  • Netflix's Ted Sarandos to Speak at Mipcom TV Market

    LONDON -- Ted Sarandos, chief content officer at Netflix, will be a keynote speaker at TV market Mipcom, which takes place from Oct. 13-16 in Cannes, France. Sarandos will be interviewed by Eric Scherer, director future media, France Televisions, at 11....
  • Concert review: Alex & Sierra and Karmin at CFE Arena

    Concert review: Alex & Sierra and Karmin at CFE Arena
    It turns out you can go home again. Central Florida pop duo and “X-Factor” champions Alex & Sierra basked in a successful homecoming on Thursday at the CFE Arena at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.  Although Alex Kinsey and...
  • AXS TV To Air U.K. Version of 'The X Factor'

    Just because Fox canceled the American version of "The X Factor" doesn't mean some version of the show isn't available on theses shores. Cable's AXS TV will serve as the official U.S. broadcast home for the eleventh season of "The X Factor UK," the...
  • NBC Googles Up 'America's Got Talent' Voting

    Google searches for "America's Got Talent," starting tonight, will return results pages with ballots to vote for the show's contestants -- the latest effort to drive live TV viewership on the backs of Internet-connected devices. NBC has enjoyed strong...